For those of you who don’t like the inaccuracy of a typical mechanical pitch gauge, we found a nifty device that does measurements digitally. Read on to find out more.
Looks like Futaba is coming out with a WIRELESS trainer system for their FASST radios.
GForce has made a name for themselves by making many high quality, machined aluminum upgrades for most model helicopters. This time they decided to go for a new model, creating an all CNC, fully tunable head for the Hirobo SDX 50.
RC Mania Magazine of Hong Kong just did a very nice write up with detailed pictures on the long awaited OS 55 HZ engine. Read on to find more information and pictures.
We have just received notification from Curtis Youngblood Enterprises they have elected to discontinue the Solid G gyro. This is not due to any issue or defect in the Solid G but instead because the Mini-G popularity has shown to be much higher then expected. Originally CYE designed the Mini-G for 50 nitro size helis and smaller. However once they started testing the new gyro they discovered it works extremely well on any size machine including 90 size nitro and electric helis. For this reason, and the small footprint, the Mini-G once released became the most popular gyro from CYE.
It used to be if you wanted your pilot name on your canopy, or maybe some sponsor decals you would have to pay a custom canopy painter several hundred dollars. Well Canomod has recognized this is a common request among pilots for their canopies and are now offering their exclusive service. You now have the flexibility to change the color pallet and pattern as well as add your name and custom logos. The prices are very competitive compared to the custom canopy painters.
Skookum Robotics in Vancouver, BC Canada has enjoyed tremendous success with their first product, the SK360 2-axis digital flybarless unit. Now Skookum is gearing up to release their second product, the SK720 3-axis unit. Believe it or not the SK720 unit is actually smaller then the original SK360. This is not due to a lack of equipment inside, the SK720 is packed with many new features including a built-in Micro SD slot for up to 2GB of data logging. Not to mention the third axis gyro for controlling the tail. Just like the Mikado V-Bar unit, this unit is a controls all axis of the helicopter head and tail. If that wasn’t all enough, Skookum has added two satellite receiver ports compatible which are compatible today with JR/Spektrum satellites and in the future Futaba when released.
Canomod just sent us some shots of their latest custom canopy for the Kasama SRIMOK 90.
Not to toot our own horn, but we are simply overwhelmed and flattered by the amount of traffic this past week. We have not only broken but absolutely crushed every single record regarding site traffic the past 7 days. This includes daily site visitors, page views, video plays, picture views, you name it!
Our pre-IRCHA coverage as well as the during and post coverage has skyrocked us into being one of the industries top media outlets. We are striving to help the industry grow and make more money. Our business plan and goal is to move us into a more mainstream media scene as well as help our partners market better for less. We would like to thank all of those who made our second IRCHA huge with overwhelming success in our Golf Cart marketing plan, daily trailers, on site updates, networking it can only get better for next year. We have now picked up a full time video staff to start working on our next two huge events at which we will introduce the RC Heli Resource Jumbotron to give our advertisers an even BIGGER IMPACT for their marketing dollars. We wont stop there, during our delay getting back home we had time to really do an exit interview with everyone and see what we could do better. We have already started the planning process for future events as well as IRCHA 2010.
Thanks again everyone for your support, much like music fans buying albums, without you the viewers all our hard work would be lost. The entire RC Heli Resource team looks forward to putting the RC Heli world on top!
Finally all the work and build up has brought us to the final and most important day of the week, Saturday. This is the day when the big name pilots put on the craziest noon demos. When every hour there is a designated manufacture “power hour” going on at center flight station. It also happened to be the hottest day of the week, with temps hovering around 90+ and little to no breeze.[SinglePic not found]
During the month of July we held the first annual Visitor’s Choice Awards. The awards covered 16 different categories and received 617 total votes cast. We would like to thank everyone who participated, and hope you join us again next year.
Look inside to see if your favorite manufacture won their respective category!
UPDATE: I spoke with Mr. Kasama and these drawings are genuine, he is working on a SRIMOK 90E. He said they are almost finished designing and should have a prototype in a month or so.
This past weekend a couple partial CAD drawings popped up on the internet showing what looks like almost certainly a Kasama SRIMOK 90 Electric in design phases. What is really funny is just this weekend at IRCHA I was talking with Tim Jones (designer of a 700 electric conversion). When asked if he could convert the Kasama he commented it would be a lot more work compared to a T-Rex 700. Well it looks like Mr. Kasama has been taking note of the 700 electric conversion frenzy and is preparing a release of this own.